by Will Papa 0 Comments

Ask Christopher: RDP-Only 2FA – Securely Work From Home

Ask Christopher is a regular blog column accompanying the Quarterly Newsletter. In this column, Christopher Perry, Senior Technical Support Engineer for BIO-key, relates common questions that customers ask over the course of the quarter. The column dives into the answers to these questions, as well as branching use cases and discussion points. Check back regularly for more!

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Tags: Uncategorized, Blog Article - Move to HubSpot

by Rob K 0 Comments

Getting Away from Your Homegrown Environment

 

From the moment the doors first opened and continuing through today, many organizations and institutions have been creating and developing their IT systems and departments continuously. Through the years, changes in IT range from new technologies to new positions and/or employees. This in turn, makes it very difficult to ensure the entire department is on the same current technical page....

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Tags: Authentication, Authentication Security, best practices, #bestpractices, #cybersecurity, information security, IT Security, PortalGuard, SSO, Uncategorized, User Experience, #2FA, data security, Password Management, Password Security, SAML, Self-Service Password Recovery, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), #singlesign-on, SSPR, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication

by Rob K 0 Comments

Using 2FA in Higher Education Institutions | PortalGuard

Over the past year, there has been an increase in phishing and hacking attacks throughout Higher Education nationwide. Hackers are targeting these higher education institutions for a variety of different reasons. Some of the reasons are access to sensitive data such as date of births, social security numbers, research findings, enrollment status and more. Also, a large amount of IT systems in...

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Tags: Authentication, #bestpractices, #ITSecurity, #passwordmanagement, #passwords, PortalGuard, SSO, Uncategorized, User Experience, #2FA, Password Security, PortalGuard for Education, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, Two-Factor Authentication

by Larry Conroy 0 Comments

Top 3 Problems seen in a Tech Support Role

 

Here at PortalGuard Technical Support, we get quite an assortment of inquiries needing resolution/understanding by our customers and prospects. We are committed to taking the time to document or build into our product what is needed to eliminate these questions from taking up too much time for us and our customers. However, I have been able to find three concerns that I see the most in tech...

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Tags: #bestpractices, Industry Updates, PortalGuard, Product Updates, SSO, Uncategorized, User Experience, Active Directory, data security, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, tech support, user convenience

by Rob K 0 Comments

Cyber Security Breaches at Higher Education Institutions

There’s been a concerning trend over the last few years in the higher education field. No, not the sky-high tuition aimed to keep you in debt. Today we’re talking about cyber security breaches aimed at higher education institutions, students and faculty members.

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Tags: best practices, Industry Updates, information security, IT Security, #ITSecurity, PortalGuard, SSO, Uncategorized, #2FA, Password Management, Password Security, PortalGuard for Education, Single Sign-On (SSO), stronger authentication, Two-Factor Authentication

by Rob K 0 Comments

Why PortalGuard's Authentication Software is Worth the Cost

This question is hilarious to someone like me who spent 30 plus hours a week working on a merciless course offered at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) called “Data Structures”. A course that has no regard for your happiness, sleep schedule, the other 3 courses you’re enrolled in (which by the way also each eat up at least 10/15 hours of your time each week respectively), or anything...

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Tags: PortalGuard, SSO, Uncategorized, WCAG 2.0, #2FA, Password Security, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication

2 Reasons Why Portal Login Announcements are Beneficial

Let’s be honest: the benefits of announcements are nothing new in the world of education.  Many applications and service providers have the option to implement announcements. However, these features often do not integrate well with the login process. On top of that, announcements are often lost among everything else that end-users are presented with. This leaves organizations with an...

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Tags: best practices, identity management, Industry Updates, IT Security, #ITSecurity, PortalGuard, Product Updates, Uncategorized, data security, PortalGuard for Education, stronger authentication

You Asked We Delivered...v5.6.2.0

PistolStar is committed to keeping PortalGuard up to the standards of the industry and the people who use it. Back in March, we asked our loyal customers what they would like to see upgraded or added to PortalGuard. Straight from our customers feedback we made the following changes. Take a look!

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Tags: Authentication, Authentication Methods, Authentication Security, authentication security, identity management, Industry Updates, #infosec, #ITSecurity, Password, #passwordmanagement, #passwords, PortalGuard, Product Updates, SSO, Uncategorized, #2FA, cloud computing, data security, News & Press, Password Management, Password Security, SAML, Self-Service Password Recovery, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), stronger authentication, Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication

by Rob K 0 Comments

Top 10 PortalGuard Education Portals

 

As a former student, PortalGuard is an intriguing product. During my stay at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), there were a few different logins I needed to know for day to day life as a student. One would be for accessing my student account, where class schedules, grades, financial aid, and other necessary information is kept. Another account was needed to access blackboard which...

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Tags: #bestpractices, Education Portals, Guest Blog, #passwordmanagement, PortalGuard, SSO, Uncategorized, PortalGuard for Education, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication

Advantages of Using PortalGuard for Educational Institutions

     

Did you know that PortalGuard for Education,  an all in one authentication package, is the leading solution for the K-12 and Higher Education institutions?

Since PortalGuard for Education came into existence, we have worked with increasingly numerous educational institutions throughout the country seeking solutions for SSO, 2FA, SSPR and Contextual Authentication. Currently, these such...

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Tags: Authentication, best practices, identity management, Industry Updates, #passwordmanagement, #passwords, PortalGuard, SSO, Uncategorized, #2FA, Password Management, Password Security, PortalGuard for Education, Self-Service Password Recovery, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), Two-Factor Authentication, User Authentication